This is the first, I repeat, FIRST Four Roses Single Barrel release in Oklahoma…maybe. It’s the first we’ve seen or lucky enough to get our hands on anyway. It was chosen by Central Liquor Company, who is distributor in Oklahoma. Most single barrels are chosen by a store, but Oklahoma is a bit different, so […]Read more "Four Roses Single Barrel OESV: Central Liquor Company"
If you would have told me when we started Barrels and Mash two-and-a-half years ago that I would one day be scrolling through a porn star’s Twitter feed while doing research for a whiskey blog post, I would have thought you were joking. Yet here I am sitting in Kate and I’s whiskey den on the morning […]Read more "Doom’s American Whiskey"
“Each year on September 2nd – in honor of our founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday – Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year old vintage-dated expression. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has become a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts who want to experience the ultimate in rare handcrafted bourbon. Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon […]Read more "Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2017"
My lovely cohort Kris saved me a trip to Midwest City and grabbed a few four packs at the release of Adaptation batch 9, though he robbed me of a chance to drink in the taproom! For batch nine, Golden Promise malts are paired with oats and wheat for that creamy mouthfeel, and hopped with […]Read more "ROUGHTAIL ADAPTATION IPA: Batch 009, August 18, 2017"
Black Mesa puts out an IPA in time for summer, in six packs of 12 oz cans. They named it Big Wheel in honor of all the little daredevils on Big Wheels out there. Company: Black Mesa Brewing Co. Location: Oklahoma City, OK, brewed by Urban Farmhouse Brewery ABV: 5.8% ABV Style/Description: India Pale Ale […]Read more "BLACK MESA BREWING COMPANY Big Wheel IPA"
405 recently hosted a four course beer dinner at The Abner in Norman, and while I wasn’t able to attend, I caught the tail end of it while hosting Bring Your Own Vinyl Night. The dinner sounded amazing with ceviche paired with 405’s Lime Tart and barbacoa stuffed peppers were paired with the newest release […]Read more "405 BREWING COMPANY Yeah! Session IPA"
I was a little surprised to see COOP trying out a pilsner, I believe this is their first wide lager? Usually I don’t get too excited about a pilsner, but a dry-hopped pilsner is another matter altogether. Let’s see what COOP can do with these Idaho 7 and Comet hops. Company: COOP Ale Works Location: […]Read more "COOP ALE WORKS Saturday Siren Dry-Hopped Pils"
Lately the Oklahoma IPA scene has been dominated by Roughtail Brewing, with such releases as Everything Rhymes with Orange, fruity E-Juice brews, and their rotating Adaptation Series. Well a new beer is about to hit shelves that may give Oklahoma hop heads a new option. Broken Tile, a juicy Double IPA, is the latest offering from […]Read more "Vanessa House Broken Tile Double IPA"
I dropped by the brewery last week to drop off some empty kegs that Will at COOP was kind enough to donate for an event I had for work. It only made sense while I was on the southwest side that I pick up a few brewery only releases to try. I was happy to […]Read more "COOP ALE WORKS The Dagobah Citra East Coast Double IPA"
Here we go with Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Four Grain. They have been releasing these specialty Bourbons every year for about 5 years now, and they haven’t disappointed me yet. Let’s look into a bit of backstory before we get going on this review. “This special edition Four Grain bourbon is crafted just as Taylor would […]Read more "Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain"